• Before the loss to St-Pierre, Fitch had not lost since a 2002 defeat to former UFC middleweight Wilson Gouveia.
• Received Fight of the Night award in loss to St-Pierre
• Holds non-UFC wins over UFC vets Shonie Carter and Jeff Joslin.
• Tied for third with Royce Gracie, Gray Maynard, Junior dos Santos, and Lyoto Machida for most consecutive UFC wins (eight).
• Seven wins by submission, four by TKO
• Last 10 fights have gone the distance.
Noon training with sparring and grappling, mitt work with trainer Gary Owens at night followed by intense cardio 3 days a week. 2 days a week is heavy grappling and strength and conditioning work. Saturday is Strength and conditioning
When and why did you start training for fighting?
I was called to it. It sort of found me. I wrestled
at Purdue University; my assistant coach was Tom Erikson. He had been fighting on and off for a few years. He would have guys like Gary Goodridge and Mark Coleman come into town and train with him. It looked like fun so I would jump in and help out. After college I still wanted to compete and I was not ready to start working in the real world. I decided to try out fighting. Everything in my life has led me to this point. Now I will use this opportunity to make myself known to the world. What ranks and titles have you held?
Black belt in Jiu-Jitsu
under Dave Camarillo, MMA
World Champ (won the belt in a one night eight man tourney, stopped all three opponents, and was sick with mono at the time). 2002 Purdue Wrestling
Team Captain/ 2002 Purdue wrestling Most Dedicated Big Ten Conference Scholar-Athlete Award winner/ 4 year letter winner in wrestling at Purdue University/ Junior National Indiana Freestyle team member. Do you have any heroes?
My Father and my Grandparents.What is your favorite technique? Punch
to face or kick
to head, it’s a toss up between the two, but I have also been known to suplex opponents.What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
Everything, I have sacrificed so much in the last few years. I moved 2,000 miles away from every one I know, all my friends, all my family, job offers. I packed what I could fit into my car and drove to California with my dog. I slept on the floor for the first month because I couldn't afford a bed. I don't go out, I don't party. All I do is work and train.Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I attended Purdue University and received my degree in Physical Education with a minor in History. I have my Indiana teacher’s license. I also have a year of grad school finished. What was your job before you started fighting?
I was a full time student. Once I moved I had to work as a bouncer to make money to live, so I worked at night so I could train during the day.